question about the automap symbol with attribute

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Cheng
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question about the automap symbol with attribute

Post by Cheng » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:02 pm

Hi all,

I try to use automap system to load symbols with attributes. Question is when creating a drawing, the TEXT in the attribute for those symbols disappeared. I have tried these:

(1) I have to turn "Attribute display" ON from "Cad tools" to get the TEXT display. However, after I save the drawing and try to reload it, the TEXT disppears again.
(2) I create a new empty drawing, turn "Attribute display" ON before I generate a drawing, but after loading the symbols, the attribute's TEXT is still "missing".

(3) How can I set the "Attribute display" always "ON" as my default setting ?
I have tried different ways, but not succeed.

Anyone who can help will be greatly appreciated.


Cheng

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Post by Brian Sloman » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:30 pm

Hi, this is a known problem when using the AutoMap Library to insert blocks containing attributes, the attributes are always removed from the block. You will need to use the Insert Block command instead of the AutoMap Library, in order to keep the attributes on the block.
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Cheng
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Got an alternative solution

Post by Cheng » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:10 pm

Thanks Brian for your reply.
Now I have figured out an alternative way to solve this problem .
What I do is that using AutoCAD to load the drawing generated by MicrosurveyCAD (the attribute Texts are still invisible), then turn attribute display ON from menu "View--> DIsplay --> Attribue Display --> On", then run "ATTSYNC" command, choose option "name", then use "*" as a wild-card character and ENTER to synchronize all blocks. After these steps, all attribute Texts will be visible.


Cheng

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